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    I had a 2001 Golf TDI that got 45 mpg, city or...

    I had a 2001 Golf TDI that got 45 mpg, city or highway. Currently, I own a Lincoln MKZ hybrid, that I like very, very much.

    Both get better MPG's than my 2010 BMW GSA!!! The hybrid just rules...
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    When I bought my Adventure, the dealer made me an...

    When I bought my Adventure, the dealer made me an excellent deal on accessories. So in addition to the aluminum cases, I also walked out with a Rallye 3 suit. BMW will finance it all too. LOL.
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    Yeah, me too. Seemed to focus on accessories and...

    Yeah, me too. Seemed to focus on accessories and appearal. Maybe someone is wondering if BMW really stands for bring more wallet. ;)
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    All the flowery language aside, if there ain't a...

    All the flowery language aside, if there ain't a law against, I can't be charged with a violation of the law.

    Judge: "Son, why are you here in my courtroom? All I got is a blank sheet of paper...
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    I lane split in California. Honestly, I feel...

    I lane split in California. Honestly, I feel safer splitting on the freeway when it is bumper to bumper and everyone is at a standstill than I do sitting, waiting to be rear-ended at a standstill. I...
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    No, by definition, if there is no law against...

    No, by definition, if there is no law against something, it is legal. This is a basic premise of law, at least in the USA.

    There are already laws against reckless driving. One can drive the...
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    Lane splitting? Bahh. I just did the...

    Lane splitting?

    Bahh.

    I just did the Edelweiss "Tuscany by Scooter Tour". I road a 650cc Burgman Executive in rush hour traffic in Florence, many times. (the tour was the best vacation I've...
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    I would suspect that there's a natural high...

    I would suspect that there's a natural high pressure area just behind the front tire to maximize airflow.
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    The radiator on the 650 Burgman is up front,...

    The radiator on the 650 Burgman is up front, under the fairing behind the front wheel.

    And no, not even a bit of heat from it or the engine. Not a bit, even sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on...
  10. 2010 GS/A first service check list? DIY or dealer?

    Got a little over 750 miles now and need to do the service on my GS/A.

    I've seen some BMW service checklists floating around, but haven't seen one for the GS/A specifically. Is there a link to...
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    I'm fairly new to motorcycles and I've owned my...

    I'm fairly new to motorcycles and I've owned my 2010 GSA for only about 6 months.

    I always thought the opposed configuration engine was cool looking. But now that I've owned one for a while, I...
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    In aviation, wire bundles are tied with lacing...

    In aviation, wire bundles are tied with lacing tape or Koroseal lacing. Koroseal lasts virtually forever, even in an engine compartment. Breyden makes mil/aerospace grade lacing tapes and expandable...
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    But the inline 6 provides a much smoother engine....

    But the inline 6 provides a much smoother engine. The inline 6 is intrinsically balanced. The V6 on the other hand, is a shaky jake, and needs stuff like balance shafts to get it reasonably smooth...
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    Meh, I do that just pulling out of my driveway. ...

    Meh, I do that just pulling out of my driveway.

    At least until I get control of the bike.
    :laugh
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    I was hesitant to mention my Burgman 650, people...

    I was hesitant to mention my Burgman 650, people see "scooter" and think 100cc vespa, but the Burgman 650 is a very big bike. I actually weighs more than a R1200-GSA! Braking technique on the Burgman...
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    Didn't realize this was unique to...

    Didn't realize this was unique to hexheads/camheads.

    There's no pulsing in the brakes, or any other obvious signs of trouble or defect. They just seem real "grabby". The difference between the...
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    Grabby brakes? 2010 R1200GS

    I've only been riding for a couple of years. My first bike was a Suzuki Burgman 650. It is equipped with triple disc ABS brakes. Plenty of stopping power.

    I bought a 2010 R1200GS-adv a few months...
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    Sweepstakes, who needs the prizes?

    Looking at the sweepstakes page, I'm thinking, "prizes? Who needs prizes? How about just giving me Morgean's phone number instead!"


    :D
  19. Thread: Battery

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    I use one out of the pile of headlights in my...

    I use one out of the pile of headlights in my garage that were changed due rock chips and BB-pit-holes in the glass over the years.

    The filaments are not as themistor-like as people imagine.
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    I use one out of the pile of headlights in my...

    I use one out of the pile of headlights in my garage that were changed due rock chips and BB-pit-holes in the glass over the years.

    The filaments are not as themistor-like as people imagine.
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    The battery has developed a high internal...

    The battery has developed a high internal resistance.

    When you measure it with a meter, the voltage appears OK. This is because the meter has a very high input impedance and it doesn't draw but an...
  22. Sat on both. The GSA fit me better. I think the...

    Sat on both. The GSA fit me better. I think the extra padding in the seat did the trick.

    Looked at what I thought I might want to put on a GS and decided that a GS Adventure already had it all...
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    I admit it. I'm an old guy, newbie biker. I got...

    I admit it. I'm an old guy, newbie biker. I got my ticket and rode a Suzuki Burgman 650 for a year and then got a R12GSA. Stupidly, I have dropped the GSA a couple of times. The first, I won't even...
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    Heck, I'm one of them newbie adventure bike...

    Heck, I'm one of them newbie adventure bike owners.

    I actually went in looking at the R12RT, but found like most bikes after the demo ride, it didn't fit me very well. The salesman says, "you're...
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    I put one on my R1200 GS Adventure, the late...

    I put one on my R1200 GS Adventure, the late model RT should also be be pretty easy.

    The Zumo 550 cradle has the same bolt pattern as the current BMW Navigator cradle. You can just install...
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